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The functionality of Eclipse can be extended with more plugins and these are often free and sometimes open source. They can usually be installed the same way as you first installed WOLips. Simply get the appropriate update "Update URL" for the plugin (or sometimes a selection of plugins are available from the author), create a remote update site and install. The remote update site URL can usually be found somewhere in the documentation and often is more convenient that downloading the files and installing from HD.

Of course, if you are reading this, it goes without saying that WOLips is the most useful plugin of all!  (thumbs up)

Useful Plugins




Essential Subversion client


Provides regular expression building tool in a View


AnyEdit plugin adds several new tools to the context menu of text- based Eclipse editors, to Eclipse main menu and editor toolbar.
AnyEdit contributes also Import/Export working sets wizards.
AnyEdit also allows you to automatically remove trailing whitespaces and/or perform tabs<->spaces conversion on a "save" action in all text-based Eclipse editors, and can show whitespace in text editors.


On the fly decompilation of .class files - useful for debugging.
Works in association with jad executable.


Finds bugs via static analysis.
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Analyzes code and can identify problem areas where complexity is too high (long methods, too many parameters, too much indentation, etc.)
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Static code analysis, finds problems in your code
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Unit testing
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Checks your code is consistent with a customisable set of coding rules
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